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TABLE  1: LIST OF PLANTS AND MEDICINAL USES OF

THEIR LEAVES
Botanical names Family

Abutilon indicum L. Malvaceae

Acalypha fruticosa  Forssk. Euphorbiaceae


Acalypha indica L. Euphorbiaceae
Achyranthus aspera L. Amaranthaceae
Adhatoda vasica Nees. Acanthaceae
Alternanthira sessilis L. Amaranthaceae

Andrographis   paniculata L. Acanthaceae

Aristolochia bracteolate  L. Aristolochiaceae

Aristolochia indica L. Aristolochiaceae

Azadirachta indica A.Juss. Meliaceae


Bacopa monnieri L. Scorphulariaceae
Barleria prionitis L. Acanthaceae
Cadiospermum helicacabum L. Sapindaceae
Cassia auriculata L. Caesalpiniaceae
Cassia occidentalis L. Caesalpiniaceae
Cassia tora L. Caesalpiniaceae
Catharanthus roseus G.Don. Apocynaceae
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb. Apiaceae
Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat. Asteraceae
Cleome viscose L. Capparidaceae
Clerodendrum bracteatum Wall. Ex Walp. Verbenaceae
Coccinia  grandis (L.) J. Voigt. Cucurbitaceae
Coleus  aromaticus Benth. Lamiaceae
Cynodon dactylon L. Pers. Poaceae

Digera muricata
Amaranthaceae

(L.) Mart.
Datura metal L. Solanaceae
Eclipta prostrate L. Asteraceae
Gymnenma sylvestre  R.Br. Asclepidaceae
Hibiscus rosa – sinensis L. Malvaceae
Lawsonia inermis L. Lythraceae
Leucas  aspera (Willd.) Link. Lamiaceae
Lippia nodiflora Mich. Verbenaceae
Mukia maderaspatana (L.) M. Roemer. Cucurbitaceae
Murraya koenigii(L.) Sprengel. Rutaceae
Ocimum santum Linn. Lamiaceae
Oxalis corniculate L. Oxalidaceae
Pavonia procumbens (Wight et Arn.) Walp. Malvaceae

Phyllanthus amarus Schum. &Thnn. Euphorbiaceae

Piper betle Linn. Piperaceae

Ricinus communis L. Euphorbiaceae


Sesbania aegytiaca Pers. Fabaceae
Sesbania  grantiflora Pers. Fabaceae
Solanum nigrum L. Solanaceae
Solanum torvum  Sw. Solanaceae
Solanum trilobatum L. Solanaceae
Tribulus terrestris L. Zygophyllaceae
Tridax procumbens L. Asteraceae

Vitax negundo L. Verbenaceae


Local name Mode of Uses
Decoction of leaf juice is given for pile’s. Leaf paste are also applied for
Thuthi
bleeding piles .
Sinni Leaf with salt taken orally for stomach pain.
Kuppaimeni Fresh Leaf juice is applied over cuts and wounds  for faster healing .
Nayuruvi Leaf paste is applied   to treat cuts and wounds.
Adathodai Leaf is used to treat asthma.
Ponnankanni Leaves used for the treatment of jaundice.

Nilavempu Leaf paste is applied topically at the bitten site of scorpion, snake and bettle.

Aduthinnapalai Leaf paste used to treat dandruff


Leaf paste is used for eczema.
Eswara mulili
Leaf decoction relieves stomach pain during menses.
Vembu Leaf paste is used to treat small pox and skin diseases.
Neerbrami Leaf juice used to cure fever.
Sullimullu Leaf juice mixed with honey is given to cure cough.
Mudakathan kodi The leaves decoction is  used to take orally to control rheumatic pain.
Avarai Leaves paste reduce obesity.
Peithagarai Leaf paste is applied externally to heal bone fractures.
Tagarai Leaf paste used for curing skin diseases.
Nithyakalyani Leaf Juice is used for headache and wound.
Vallarai Fresh juice used for skin diseases, improve memory, control diabetics.
Sevventhi Leaf paste is applied eternally on wounds.
Naikaduku Leaf Juice is used to treat earache.
Salingi Leaf Juice is used to treat fever.
Kovai Leaf juice is mixed with butter   to treat skin diseases.
Karpuravalli Leaf juice is taken orally by children to treat cold and cough.
Arugampullu Leaves used for curing wound and blood clotting.

Thoiya kerai, Leaves are used as vegetable in constipation,  dysuria and calculi.

Umattai Leaf Paste is applied to relieve pains.


Karisalan Kanni Leaf powder is mixed with coconut oil and used as hair oil.
Sirukurinchan Extract of leaves taken orally along with milk for diabetes
semparuthi Fresh leaves paste is applied on the hair for healthy black hair.
Maruthani Leaf powder is mixed with coconut oil and used as hair oil.
Thumbai Leaves are boiled and the vapor is inhaled to cure head ache.
Poduthali Leaf paste is used to treat swelling and wound.
Musumusukai Leaf powder is mixed with boiled rice  or honey  to cure cold and cough.
Karuveppilai Leaves used for indigestion. Leaves used for preparing hair oil.
Tulsi Leaf juice mixed with honey is taken orally to treat cough and cold.
Pulliyari Juice is used for   eye disease.
Saligi Leaf grind with buttermilk and taken orally to cure ulcer.
Fresh leaves are ground and mixed with butter milk to take internally for
Keezhanelli
jaundice.
Juice used as eye drops in painful eyes. Leaf juice mixed with honey is given
Vetrilai
to cure cough for children.
Amanakku The leaf is used to tie the breast to increase secretion of milk in women.
Chithagathi Leaf decoction used in  diarrhea, itches and skin eruption.
Agathi Leaf decoction is used to eliminate the worms in stomach.
Manathakkali Fresh leaves are taken orally to cure mouth ulcer.
Sundaikkai Leaf juice is taken orally to reduce body heat.
Thuthuvalai Leaf juice is taken orally to treat cough and cold.
Nerungi Decoction of leaf is given in Kidney related diseases.
Vettukkaya thalai Juice applied on wounds, boils and used to stop bleeding.
Leaves are boiled in water and the vapor inhaled to relief   severe head ache
Nocchi
and cold.